Diagnosing Hypothyroidism in Dogs like the German Shepherd
If you suspect your German Shepherd or other breed canine is ill or not feeling well or acting normal, please call your vet and schedule a checkup. It can be tempting to go to the Internet and start typing in symptoms and trying to self diagnose your dog’s condition. This can be dangerous. Articles like this are just points of reference. You should always talk to your vet and receive a professional veterinarian diagnosis. When it comes to Hypothyroidism your dog may be lacking in hormones that maintain his metabolism. You may see symptoms like lethargy, weakness, unexplained weight gain, hair loss, excessive shedding, etc. Your vet, however, will need to take this into account and run blood work, a urinalysis, and a biochemistry profile and even endocrine testing to determine for sure if the illness if from hypothyroidism. Allow your vet to run the tests and make the diagnosis. Please follow the treatment play from your vet Cincinnati, OH. For more information, visit their homepage.